Lions Gate Village
Lions Gate Village will be a vibrant, pedestrian-oriented neighbourhood, with local-serving businesses, jobs, a community recreation centre, and a mix of housing options for residents at every stage of life.
This centre serves as a gateway into the District, thanks to its unique location at the edge of our boundary, near Lions Gate Bridge. By building on its natural setting near the Capilano River, its easy access to transit, and its proximity to commercial properties on Marine Drive, we are creating a more vibrant and complete community.
Construction, traffic, and access
Belle Isle Park closure
In early 2019, construction began on a number of new townhouse complexes surrounding Belle Isle Park. While construction is taking place, the park will be closed to residents and used as construction parking. Once construction is complete, work can begin on a new, larger park.
Bike and pedestrian access during LARCO construction
We have rerouted the bike and pedestrian route to West Vancouver and the Lions Gate Bridge that runs through the LARCO construction area. The route, which previously ran down Belle Isle Place past the park, has been moved west to Glenaire Drive, as shown on this map.
Managing traffic during construction
We are minimizing construction-related traffic impacts by:
- installing a traffic signal at Curling and Capilano Roads
- staggering the time of local projects
- actively managing use of our roadways
We will update this page with specific details of construction activities that may impact traffic as information becomes available, or follow us on Twitter (#lionsgatecentre) for regular updates.
Opportunities for public input
There are no public hearings or meetings scheduled for Lions Gate Village developments at this time.
Applications currently in process
|1801-1865 Glenaire Drive
|40 townhomes in six separate buildings||Development permit approved||May 28, 2018|
|1920 and 1932 Glenaire Drive
|15 townhomes in two three-storey buildings||Approved by Council||April 4, 2022|
|1946-1998 Glenaire Drive
|23 townhomes in three separate buildings||Development permit approved||Sep 11, 2017|
|1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1987 Glenaire Drive
|96 townhomes in nine three-storey buildings||Detailed application received||July 25, 2019|
|1634 and 1748 Capilano Road
|24-storey condominium building and a 10-storey hotel||Application withdrawn||Dec 20, 2017|
|2010 Marine Drive / 1633 Capilano Road (Grouse Inn)
|258 condominium units in a 19-storey and a 23-storey building||Development permit approved||April 16, 2018|
|2050-2070 Marine Drive (Travelodge)
|27-storey residential tower with adjacent townhouses, nine-storey residential tower with adjacent townhouses, four-storey affordable rental building||Rezoning approved||September 19, 2022|
|1886-1956 Belle Isle Place
|87 townhouse units in 11 separate three-storey buildings||Development permit approved||March 12, 2018|
|1900, 1903, 1950 Sandown Pl
|24 townhomes in two three-storey buildings||Public information meeting||March 21 to April 14, 2022|
Village Centre overview
Main goals of this plan
Building on its proximity to the Lion's Gate Bridge, to frequent transit and commercial services, and to highly valued parks and natural areas, we hope to create a revitalized, pedestrian-oriented heart at the centre of Lions Gate Village.
Amenities will be concentrated at the Village core, including a community recreation centre, commercial and retail space, a community plaza, a daycare facility, a playground, and access to parks and trails. Surrounding the core will be a variety of housing options, making this neighbourhood appealing to all residents.
Focus higher density in the Village core, and more ground-oriented uses along the edges of the core, with careful transitions to lower density residential areas.
Provide a range of housing options for people at all stages of life, including affordable and rental units, and family-friendly options.
Recognizing its location on a frequent transit network corridor (Marine Drive and Capilano Road), Lions Gate Village has been identified as one of two frequent transit development areas in the District.
Retain and renew a portion of the existing hotel units, support the development of local-serving office space and commercial space in the Village's core, create space and facilities to support local small businesses.
Community facilities, services, and amenities
Create a community heart including a community centre, small-scale retail, daycare facilities, a community plaza, playground, green spaces that connect to parks and trails with connections to pedestrian and cycling networks.
Park and open spaces
Develop new parks, trails and public spaces including playgrounds and plazas, that enhance access to key destinations in the Village core and surrounding neighbourhood, including existing parks and trails.
Support a safe and integrated transportation network that includes all types of transportation, with emphasis on walkability and strong pedestrian connections, support frequent transit service, and enhanced access to Lions Gate Bridge.
Promote green buildings and infrastructure as well as water conservation and energy efficiency, incorporate environmental protection measures and rainwater management best practices, and enhance the urban forest canopy.
Policies, reports, public input
Final plans and studies
- Lower Capilano Marine Village Centre Functional Design Report
- Lower Capilano Marine Village Centre Transportation Study
- Lower Capilano Marine Village Centre Implementation Plan
Development guidelines and policies
- Official Community Plan (OCP)
- Development permit areas
- Lions Gate Public Realm and Design Guidelines
- Peripheral Area Housing Policy and Design Guidelines
Community members provided valuable input to help shape Lions Gate (Capilano Village) planning and design through a series of public events:
- May 21, 2015 — Public Realm Guidelines open house: We held an open house to get the public's thoughts on our draft Public Realm Guidelines.
- May, 2014 — Co-design Session: Full day workshop focusing on the design of the proposed new community street or "Woonerf" road, the "Crossroads," and key public plazas
- May, 2014 — Open House/Workshop: Peripheral Area Housing Options
- February, 2014 — Open House: Public Realm Design
- May, 2013 — Series of Peripheral/Transitional Area Planning meetings
- March, 2013 — Open House: Key elements of the implementation plan, concept plan, and design framework for the public realm
- October, 2012 — Open House/Workshop: Display of design concept and public realm interactive display boards, urban design "tour" of the Village precincts
- April, 2012 — Open House/Workshop: Update on technical analyses, Village Centre Plan directions, table discussions on public realm design, village heart
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